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Body of Vermont firefighter killed in Nevada flown home

This July 2015 photo provided by Jessica Beebe shows a selfie made by her brother Justin Beebe in the Adirondack Mountains in N.Y. Forest Service spokeswoman Ronda Bishop said Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, that Beebe, a firefighter from Bellows Falls, Vt., was killed while battling a wildfire near Great Basin National Park, about 200 miles northeast of Las Vegas near the Nevada-Utah line. He was 26. (Justin Beebe via AP)

This July 2015 photo provided by Jessica Beebe shows a selfie made by her brother Justin Beebe in the Adirondack Mountains in N.Y. Forest Service spokeswoman Ronda Bishop said Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, that Beebe, a firefighter from Bellows Falls, Vt., was killed while battling a wildfire near Great Basin National Park, about 200 miles northeast of Las Vegas near the Nevada-Utah line. He was 26. (Justin Beebe via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police motorcycles and firetrucks with flashing lights headed a procession for a federal firefighter whose body is headed home to Vermont after he was killed battling a wildfire in Nevada.

Justin Beebe's casket was flown Wednesday from North Las Vegas Airport aboard a twin-engine U.S. Forest Service "smokejumper" aircraft.

The 26-year-old died Saturday fighting a blaze near Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park, about 200 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

He was a member of the Lolo Hotshots based in Missoula, Montana — one of the elite Forest Service crews called for the most dangerous wildfires in the West.

Beebe's parents in Bellows Falls, Vermont, say he loved the outdoors as a New England logger and worked the family maple syrup farm.

He wanted to become a paramedic.